We are deeply saddened to report that Steve Jobs, the man who revolutionized Apple, and by extension, the way we interact with technology, has died. Steve took a medical leave of absence from Apple this past January, and then resigned as CEO just recently. His incredible vision and leadership will be missed by many. If you'd like to send thoughts, memories, or condolences, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can pre-order the only authorized Steve Jobs biography on Amazon now. It should be an amazing read.
Still rocking the vinyls? Is your iPod lacking in content because of it? Denon has the hookup for you. The DP-200USB turntable doesn’t just spin your records, but also rips them to the integrated USB drive. The accompanying software (this one is XP/Vista only for now, unfortunately) features Auto Track Divide, which recognizes silence between songs and will insert a new track tab for each track, and Audio Waveform Recognition, which will analyze a track’s first 15 seconds and search Gracenote for you. Stylistically, this unit looks like something straight out of my own rec room at my parents’ house. It’s available for $250.
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This issue of “Batman” is part two of the “Last Rites” storyline. It is also the last issue before we get the “big” reveal of what happened to Batman which we will see in “Final Crisis” #6.
This issue was okay. I’ve enjoyed these last two issues a lot more than I’ve enjoyed “RIP”. The “Last Rites” storyline seems a bit more literal than what was happening in “RIP”. In “Last Rites,” we see two of Darkseid’s men have captured Batman and are attempting to use Batman in order to clone an army of mindless soldiers for Darkseid. What was confusing to me was the end. Did Batman escape? Or are the last scenes of him and Alfred in the cave still in his mind.
I began collecting Batman comics shortly after the death of Jason Todd. I was a Marvel Zombie back then, but after seeing the first Tim Burton Batman movie I decided to give Batman comics a second look. The first issue I picked up was Batman #433 which was part one of the John Byrne storline the “Many Deaths of the Batman”. Following that storyline the “Batman” comic featured the storyline “Batman: Year Three”. This story gave an updated version of the year Dick Grayson’s parents were killed and his adoption by Bruce Wayne. In this updated version, not only was Bruce Wayne in the audience at the circus when Dick’s parents fell to their deaths, but so was a young couple with their son Timothy Drake.
After that came the storyline “A Lonely Place of Dying” which focused on a Batman enraged and out of control because of his anger and guilt over the death of the second Robin: Jason Todd. In this story a young boy enters into the life of Batman and reveals to him that he knows he is Bruce Wayne. The boy is the same boy from the circus: Timothy Drake.
Oh, Halo 3 beta, how I will miss you. We had such good times together. Whether it was VIP on Snowbound, Territories on Valhalla or 1 Flag CTF on High Ground, you never failed to entertain me. The countless kills with the Spartan Laser were never any less satisfying than my very first one. Headshots, ohhh the headshots; the way you would fling the recipient’s body backwards. The satisfying noise spike grenades would make when sticking to someone. Intense firefights, bubble shields, endless bouts of profanity-filled gaming – you were only a beta, a simple beta, yet few things could measure up to the experience you served up each and every time I played a game.
In fact, you mean so much to me, I’ve written you a Haiku. I hope it has the correct number of syllables, because I’m far too depressed to do the appropriate research.
Oh Halo 3 beta
Man cannons are so so silly
Please don’t change their sweet names
RIP Halo 3 beta. September 25 cannot possibly come soon enough.
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